St. Hannibal Empowerment Centre

St. Hannibal Empowerment Center (SHEC) is a religious organization of the Rogationists of the Heart of Jesus. It is a community of Spirit-led persons which aims to follow Jesus Christ in his union with his Father and in his proclamation of the kingdom of God. It is an inserted community among the squatters. The goal of SHEC is to empower the poor people of Metro Manila, Philippines, through housing, livelihood, education, health, waste management, youth and values formation.

Location: Pasay City, Metro Manila

Mission: Its mission is to empower the poorest of the poor and catalyze an integral Christian transformation of urban poor communities in collaboration with the local Church by a holistic process that addresses concerns on housing, livelihood, education, health, environment and sanitation, justice and peace, youth formation and values formation. The goals of SHEC consist of assisting in alleviating poverty among urban poor communities in Pasay and other cities in Metro Manila; and building the foundation of community transformation through intensive values formation. Its objectives are, specifically, to facilitate the organization and formation of people’s organization that are self-sufficient and empowered, facilitate the values and spiritual formation and capability building of urban poor leaders, to assist the urban poor / informal settlers of Pasay and other cities in Metro Manila in realizing their dreams of achieving security of tenure through in-city relocation, to facilitate the implementation of economic programs and basic social services in urban poor communities, and to facilitate access to formal education in favor of the poor and deserving students.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

APRIL 2009 HOUSING: Simultaneous Development, Simultaneous Success St. Hannibal Homeowners’ Association, Phase 3:

Reported by: Ramon Espin, Housing Committee
Written by: Jing Ocampo
Edited by: Zacri Damo
Two meetings were held to finalize area layout and building design for SHEC Housing Project Phase 3. SHEC partnered with TAO-Pilipinas, a women-led, non-stock, non-profit, non-government organization of professionals in the field of architecture, planning, and engineering, providing technical assistance to the urban poor. Truly, empowered women are primary Kingdom workers, like the active women disciples of Jesus.
On April 16, SHEC management represented by Fr. Dexter Prudenciano (Executive Director) and Mr. George Espin (Housing Committee Head), together with the Homeowners Association officers Terry Ubaldo, Jean Sarmiento, Belen Sarmiento, Annabel Lagaran, and Lita Lopez, met with TAO-Pilipinas architects Arlene Lusterio and Miko Verzon for the final presentation of proposed designs.

A follow-up meeting was conducted on April 27 where SHEC Housing Committee and HOA Officers finalized the Phase 3 master list, as well as the planned SHEC visit to TAO-Pilipinas’ housing project along Katipunan Road, Quezon City.


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